Human Chondrocytes (HC) are derived from normal human articular cartilage, where they produce and maintain the extracellular matrix of cartilage, including type II collagen. Used widely in research, the cells are a gold standard control for cellular reprogramming and differentiation.
Dendritic cells are present in those tissues that are in contact with the external environment, such as the skin (where there is a specialized dendritic cell type called the Langerhans cell) and the inner lining of the nose, lungs, stomach and intestines.
Red blood cells-- also known as RBCs, red cells, red blood corpuscles, haematids, erythroid cells or erythrocytes (from Greek erythros for "red" and kytos for "hollow vessel", with -cyte translated as "cell" in modern usage), are the most common type of blood cell and the vertebrate's principal means of delivering oxygen (O 2) to the body tissues—via blood flow through the circulatory system.
Microglia are the primary immune cells of the Central Nervous System, similar to peripheral macrophages. They respond to pathogens and injury by changing morphology and migrating to the site of infection/injury, where they destroy pathogens and remove damaged cells.
Monocytes Mount. Monocytes help other white blood cells identify the type of germs that have invaded the body. After consuming the germs, the monocytes take parts of those germs, called antigens, and mount them outside their body like flags. Other white blood cells see the antigens and make antibodies designed to kill those specific types of germs.
Muscle cells, commonly known as myocytes, are the cells that make up muscle tissue. There are 3 types of muscle cells in the human body; cardiac, skeletal, and smooth. Cardiac and skeletal myocytes are sometimes referred to as muscle fibers due to their long and fibrous shape.
Neuroglial cells, found in the parenchyma of brain and spinal cord. Ependymal cells lining the internal cavities or ventricles; Capsular or satellite cells, surrounding neurons of the sensory and autonomic ganglia. Schwann cells, forming sheaths for axons of peripheral nerves.
Osteoclasts are large, multinucleated cells that play an active role in bone resorption. The Poietics™ Osteoclast Precursor Cell system has been designed for use in high-throughput applications to conduct research on osteoporosis, bone resorption, and other bone-related diseases.
Human red blood cells are produced through a process named erythropoiesis, developing from committed stem cells to mature red blood cells in about 7 days. When matured, in a healthy individual these cells live in blood circulation for about 100 to 120 days (and 80 to 90 days in a full term infant).
When a stem cell divides, each new cell has the potential either to remain a stem cell or become another type of cell with a more specialized function, such as a muscle cell, a red blood cell, or a brain cell. Stem cells are distinguished from other cell types by two important characteristics.
White blood cells, also called leukocytes, are essential for good health and protection against illness and disease. Think of white blood cells as your immunity cells. In a sense, they are continually at war. They flow through your bloodstream to battle viruses, bacteria, and other foreign invaders that threaten your health. When your body is in distress and a particular area is under attack, white blood cells rush in to help destroy the harmful substance and prevent illness.